Growing up in southern Arizona the western spirit was ingrained from a young age. After college I spent many years in the corporate world. While working in that world I searched for a bag a gave a nod to the western way of life but was still appropriate to carry into a meeting with CEOs. So after having my first child I knew the hustle of a corporate career was no longer for me.  

This is where my insanely talented husband, the saddle maker, came into play. He is a man that knows a great deal about leather and never settles for anything but perfection. He and our boys are the inspiration behind each and every piece I craft. These bags are handcrafted to last for years. 

I developed Elaine James because I saw a need for high quality pieces with a nod to the western spirit. It is my hope that these pieces make each and every person feel like this is the perfect western touch, whether they are city bound or horseback!

Thank you for visiting. Your acknowledgement means the world. For each bag purchased a portion of your purchase will go back to Compassion International. Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. Learn how you can make a difference by clicking on the link above.